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(2012)

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Anachronisms 

When Freddie is first seen visiting Doris' house, aluminum stick-on numbers are visible in the establishing shot, giving a street number. These numbers didn't' come onto the market until the 1960s.
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When Freddie first goes to Doris' house, there is a motion-activated spotlight on the house next door as he is climbing up the stairs. Motion-detecting lights weren't introduced until 1985.
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Continuity 

In the "pacing" scene, as Quell goes from wooden paneled wall to window and back, the second time he goes to he wooden paneling, he breaks out a panel when he pounds it with rage. In the numerous successive shots, the wood panel is restored.
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When Freddie starts undergoing processing at Helen's house, Lancaster Dodd has a handkerchief in his left hand but as the camera switches to a different angle, the handkerchief has shifted to his right hand.
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At the end of the first "processing" scene between Master and Freddie, the ashtray switches from empty to suddenly full of cigarette butts.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Lancaster Dodd is challenged by a skeptic, the shadow of a boom microphone is visible on the wall behind Dodd.
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Errors in geography 

The architectural style of the house where they stay in Philadelphia is known as California craftsman, which is not found anywhere in or near Philadelphia.
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Factual errors 

Although some of the nurses in the hospital scenes could have been at a V.A., the doctors could not. The V.A. is not staffed by military, and the doctors do not wear military uniforms.
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At the beginning of the film, when the end of W.W.II is announced (August 15, 1945), the U.N. is mentioned. The U.N. did not yet exist. It was established October 24, 1945.
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